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Liveaboard Dive Trips to Thailand

Experience the best scuba liveaboard trip of your life!

Floating SCUBA Staycation of your life

DiveRACE welcomes you on board.

Started since 2009 and serving thousands of guests, we are the best scuba diving liveaboard operator that provides safe and hassle free dive trips to Thailand. We believe that going on scuba liveaboard trips should be easy and comfortable without breaking the bank. We sail you to the most picturesque dive sites with our liveaboard and provide the best dive trip experience. Wake up and smell the ocean. DiveRACE welcomes you on board.

DiveRACE has been operating the Similan Islands since 2009 and is well known for providing comfort and quality service on our spacious liveaboard during all our Phuket dive trips. Our 34.5m by 7.5m steel hulled liveaboard was designed and constructed from the ground up. The purpose of our liveaboard design was to provide the best in terms of comfort, large cabins, stability and safety for all our guests.

As we strongly believe in travelling well, diving should not be an exception. Our scuba liveaboard trips are limited to a maximum of 20 guests which means no overcrowding. Transfer to and from your hotels are included in the itinerary. The cabins on board are fitted with 10-inch mattresses with hotel quality linen and have their own private attached bathrooms.

At our spacious dive deck, our dive operations ensure that guests are allocated their personal seats so that they are able to gear up comfortably. Dive guide ratio is typically 1 to 4 guests or lesser.

Food on board is curated by the season and offers the best cuisine using local ingredients. We serve our dishes a la carte style with a well-balanced menu throughout the cruise.

Embark on your dive trip to the best places in Thailand. Make your diving holiday a hassle-free DiveRACE experience.

Thailand Liveaboard Experience


Delectable meals served to ensure you never go hungry. International cuisine to suit the palates all of our guests.


Well furnished cabins with attached private washrooms to provide premium comfort on board. Floating hotel that is stable and secure.


Our experienced & professional dive guides will show you the wonders each dive site. Maybe take a scuba course and learn new skills.


Come back for more dive trips to new and old dive destinations. Rest assured that you are in the same good hands.

Delectable food for your dive trip to Thailand

Delectable meals served to ensure you never go hungry. International cuisine to suit the palates all of our guests.

Premium cabins for your dive trip to Thailand

Well furnished cabins with attached private washrooms to provide premium comfort on board. Floating hotel that is stable and secure.

Safe and comfortable Phuket dive trip.

Our experienced & professional dive guides will show you the wonders each dive site. Maybe take a scuba course and learn new skills.

Book a Phuket liveaboard diving trip
Come back for more scuba liveaboard trips to new and old dive destinations. Rest assured that you are in the same good hands.

Of course there’s much more! Get to know what you are really getting.

Thailand Liveaboard Destinations

Phuket is arguably the most popular island destination in the world. It is well known for its beaches and larger than life parties with its people welcoming tourists from all over the world. Being situated in the Andaman Sea, Phuket serves as a hub for tourists to enter Thailand and visit the nearby famous Similan Islands National Park in the Northwest or the beautiful Hin Deang / Hin Muang in the South. These dive destinations are home to an abundance of large pelagics (Whale Sharks and Oceanic Manta Rays) and macro subjects (seahorses, ghost pipefishes, etc). These are definitely the best spots for a dive trip in Thailand!

Best time to visit these islands is from October to May when it is the dry season and diving conditions are at their best. Phuket liveaboard diving is the way to go as multiple day itineraries allow divers to access the islands which are far away from the mainland.

Too Good to be True?

We ain’t bluffing when we say we want to give you an awesome scuba liveaboard trip!
Let our guests tell you what is great about dive trips to Thailand with us!

2nd time with DiveRace in the Similans. Dive Instructor 'It' was fantastic, meals were gourmet excellence, service from the crew and cleanliness all throughout the craft makes it the obvious choice for your Similans and Surin National Park LOB choice.Thanks Lionel and Eric and all the team for making it happen again! Choose DiveRACE, you're not going to regret it.To many more! 🐟🐠🐡🐙🦈🐚🍻
Joshua C.
DiveRace was a great experience from the accommodation, service and especially the food.The room and bed are quite spacious compare other LOB. It equipped with 5 inch mattress and comes with a comforter plus 2 pillows! They have twin sharing and quad sharing. Twin sharing suit couples as your mattress can be joint as one. Shower gel and shampoo were provided with 2 towels (1 for shower and 1 for diving). Diving towel was coded so you won’t mixed up with others and end up wiping others smell on your face.My trip has 1:4 ration of Dive Master to Diver. Vincent was my DM. He’s one of the best DM I had. Responsible but come with sense of humour. He’s extremely good in spotting marine sea life even down to a shrimp as small as a grain size. He will ensure we get the best dive every dive. He’s funny and knowledgeable. He’s kind of shy and quiet but once you get him talking, he will share lots of knowledge to you.Lastly the food which I didn’t expect it to actually exceeded my expectation and experience. Most LOB will prepare decent food and DiveRace definitely exceed the benchmark. I had different Asian Cruisine on the boat from Tom Yum Gong to Bah Kut Teh to Western Bolognese. We were pampered with delicious food, fresh fruits and importantly they were equipped with automatic espresso machine with fresh coffee beans for your morning caffeine dose.In the end of the trip, the Eric the Boat Manager will have the final debrief by recognising all the boat staff except the boat captain (I wonder where will we end up if the captain also join us) by name. That show how respectful towards the rank and file staff. Well done Eric.I’m extremely satisfied with my trip with DiveRace and I’m looking forward to dive again with them. Hopefully Vincent will still be my next dive DM. Kudos to Vincent and DiveRace.
It was amazing trip, beautiful team: chef, guides, staff who helped divers before and after dives. Good boat, large and clean cabins, 30-32% of Nitrox, hot water in a shower, amazing food (like in the restaurant). I’m impressed. Thank you. And if I go to liveaboard in Thailand , I know the boat and team 🙂 I recommend it.
Nadezda S.
Last week, I've enjoyed DiveRACE Similan liveaboard trip with my wife through BLUE dive center(Instructor MJ).DiveRACE was so clean because it has recently renovated. And the crew of this boat was so friendly. Additionally, the cook served high quality food.I was really suprised for the quality of this liveaboard trip. I'd like to express my gratitude to MJ and the crew of DiveRACE.
Excellent liveaboard experience with DiveRACE at Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock & Boonsung Wreck.The boat condition is modern, spacious, clean and very comfortable. The food is exceptional, possibly the best we've experience of 8 liveaboards. Not only were the flavours great, the menu diverse and the presentation was exquisitely put together by the chefs.The diving was just as great an experience. The dive masters and crew were so attentive and made the the diving super memorable. Dive guide to diver ratio is small which greatly improves the dive experience. Our dive guide, Itt, was just the most lovely guide. Sharing valuable knowledge of marine life and keeping a safe pace on our dives.We couldn't recommend this liveaboard more! Book it!!
ChiChi W
Nice ship nice crew nice point
That was the best boat i have ever seen ..Foods are incredible crew was amazing ..diving time is the special i have ever
Ayca T.
Did a 4 nights/5 days liveaboard on DiveRace and couldn't ask for more! Very good service (with special mention for the food!), professional crew (always helpful) and incredible dives (such as Richelieau Rock and Tachau Pinnacle). Strongly recommended!
Gregorio C.
Very well organised, safe and enjoyable trip to Similan Islands on DiveRace liveaboard!
One of my best liveaboard if not the best 😁👌🤿Thanks to Eric, Victor, Pato, the amazing Chef & Staff 😄
Christian P.
We had a fantastic trip to the Similans with the Dive Race crew. The dive/general operations were seamless, food was terrific (beautifully plated) and the team genuinely felt happy to be there with the guests. As always, diving at Richelieu was also amazing. Thanks for the memories!
shirleen N.
Schönes Schiff mit super Kabinen. Essen genial. Das Staff ist super freundlich und extrem hilfsbereit. Wir kommen wieder.
Schär K.
Been onboard a couple of times and it's the best LOB experience I have come to enjoy immensely. The diving were fantastic. The DMs are experienced and safety comes above all else. A quality that should never be ovelooked. Professional but also friendly and a joy to be with. The boat crew are always around with a smile and ready to help too!It's a sweet luxury that every cabin comes with an ensuite bathroom. You get to enjoy hot showers with good water pressure after every single dive. Ohh and let me add how comfortable the beds were. Actual bed with proper mattress and pillows.I also appreciate that the crew cleans the private and common areas daily, keeping the cleanliness level up there for the entire trip.One more thing to praise about is the food. You will never go hungry onboard MV DiveRace. All you have to do is sit down and start enjoying the delicious food.Tip: Explore the boat and enjoy the sundeck when you're not diving!All in all, always looking forward to my next trip with DiveRace!!
Justin R.
My first live aboard and it was a fantastic experience. The crew is top notch and Eric + Itt, our dive masters were excellent.Meals were delicious with plated servings (instead of buffet style), huge props to the chef and kitchen crew who worked tirelessly in the heat to give us 4 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner) - every single meal was different for this 5D4N trip.Crew provides a hot towel and sliced fruit after every dive, pre and post dive drink to make sure we stay hydrated. There's some serious pampering here.
생애 첫 리브어보드!센스쟁이 캡틴과 너무 친절한 직원들 + 지금도 생각나는 너무 맛있는 음식에 예쁜 플레이팅까지!!덕분에 너무나 행복했던 시간이었습니다다시 가게 된다면 무조건 다이브레이스로!!!!!최고!!!!!
Seo Yeon P.
Livia B.
Hemos estado en muchos vida a bordo , pero sin duda , hemos tenido con nosotros , el mejor de todos . Seguridad , atención personalizada , amabilidad , …. Nos vamos muy contentos y con muchas ganas de volver .
Javier R.
Great boat, very clean comfortable and modern. The staff are eager to please. The food is above and beyond what you would get anywhere else. For what you get, this is a bargain. Also, there's diving 🙂
Jeff H.
This was my first LOB experience and safe to say it’s gonna be a hard one to beat! Crew’s service was great, food was amazing 🤤 and the dive masters made all the dives feel safe. Will be back for more !
Sheila L.
One of the best dive trips to the Similan Islands. Perfect weather added to the serenity. The French Instructors were respectful and safety conscious at all times. Food was restaurant quality.
Edward N.
Lovely diving withdive race. Very professional and passionate crew other than diving the food was out of this world. Truly exhilarating experience. Highly recommended.
Rahul M.
Fabulous dive trip! Crew is so attentive and professional, food excellent, quality accommodation. Recommended.....we will be back!
Toni W.
Best dive operation I've ever been out with. Great boat, excellent knowledgeable guide and dive manager who is obviously genuinely passionate about his guest's dive experience - amazing diving, particularly at Richilieu Rock and all while dodging the crowds!!! (Thank you so much Eric!) Also a fantastic dive deck crew, always on hand at the right time, just as planned I am sure! :)Above the surface was no different and such an important support to our dive trip! The house team were terrific with Penny, the manager obviously making sure that the small group I was part of was not lost in amongst the larger groups that occupied most of the boat. Great food, great service, friendly, warm and welcoming. There was never a moment we were left wanting something. We were at home and that'd be hard to achieve I think when everyone is tired from 4 dives a day and running such a tight schedule! (thanks Penny and Perī̂yw and the many others!).All the staff were so cheerful and helpful and everything, the boat clean and spacious and just seemed to run like clockwork.I'm sad that this trip is over... I'll definitely reccomend DiveRace to anyone wanting to dive the Similans!A1++
Eric W.
My very first live-aboard experience and it’s was beyond my expectations. The crew was top notch and the service was excellent. There was a lot of thought placed in the food and completely made the foodie in me very happy. Our DM Eric was top notch. I have no complaints and will look forward to my next trip with them.
Crystal K.
Wow what an amazing trip, made truly special by Eric and his team on what is a beautifully appointed dive boat fitted for diving and having fun. Amazing diving with experience dive guide/instructors that have a passion for the environment and no where to find some amazing things below. Will come back again.
Our pick up from the hotel was 2 hours late and on our last dive we got lost and completely missed the dive site!!! So the fact that I’m thinking about going on the same dive again with DiveRace gives you an idea how great the experience was. The boat was spacious and well appointed, the food was fantastic (Lionel you really need to put photos of it on the website) and the staff were wonderful and helpful (Thanks Pannee) The most important thing was of course the diving, which was extremely well organized (thanks Eric, Arm, special guest star Nico and unofficial dive master Dongwon) I’ve dove the Scimilan islands before but this was a completely different experience which truly showed me why it’s one of the best dive sites in the world. Hopefully see you on board when I next do the trip!
Peter H.
The boat is modern and perfectly maintained. The crew is fantastic, always ready to help. The food was excellent, I never had that level of quality and presentation on a liveaboard before. Cruise director and the dive guides were professional, communicative and arranged our dives perfectly. In overall, absolutely amazing service, definitely recommend.
Evgeny S.
I definitely recommend it
Paulina G.
Superb trip - wonderful diving with a great crew - especial thanks to Penny and all the team who look after us so well - the amazing food and to Eric and all the guys on the dive deck who made the diving so much fun
Susan B.
The trip was well managed and properly organised, Eric Grenier is a great dive instructor
Vladimir L.
We had a great time - we have dived with DiveRace a number of times from Singapore (Tioman Malaysia and Anambas Indonesia) but this was first time in Similan Islands leaving from Phuket area. As ever the whole team were tremendous - Ferri was an excellent Dive Leader, Philippe was fun to dive with and Other divers said Mas was too. I think I put on 3KG from all the wonderful food!!! Viz was not the best but all the plankton meant we saw lots of cool stuff - Deep Sea Manta Rays, Sea Horses, Harlequin Shrimp, Octopus, Nudis huge Barracuda and Andaman Anemone Fish (Red with Black spots - not Orange and white) plus many many shoals of reef fish. Whole experience was perfect from start to end and I would recommend DiveRace to anyone looking for a great live aboard experience.
Richard T.
The Best Liveaboard ive been on taking you to the best dive sights with the best staff from dive guides to boat staff. The food is unreal for being on a boat, feels like Michelin star quality food and there is fantastic variety. The boat is very stable even in rough seas and the beds are very comfortable. A faultless trip of the highest quality and cannot recommend enough.
Matthew H.
Diving in Thailand has always been on my bucket list. Little did I know that going on a live aboard trip with DiveRace for the first time would be setting a hard to top standard in my early diving career. Apart from the magnificent, colorful and stunning dive spots this boat and the crew have surpassed my expectations. The rooms on both the main and lower deck are very well equipped, clean and have their own bathroom. The entire organization starting with a hot towel after each dive, quick refilling of the tanks, the staff helping you at all times, followed by 4 gourmet cuisine dishes a day leaves you without any wishes. I can only highly recommend choosing DiveRace and would go there anytime again. Thank you Lionel and Itt, the entire crew, other guests and the sea gods.
Clemens B.
My first liveaboard experience and DiveRace sure set the bar high. Apart from being well taken care of by the crew, every meal served was a gourmet experience for the eye and stomach. Cannot wait for my next time on board already.
Amelia S.
Timo O.
A fantastic action packed 5 days. Looking forward to the next time and it’s going to be real soon !! Highly recommend Diverace for a super Liveaboard experience
Sunil M.
Enjoyed our trip 29 april to 2 may. Did 11 dives . Eric - our Cruise and dive director took care of all the details - all the crew were friendly and all helped out in various tasks to make our LOB memorable. The dive sites were interesting and we had good safe dives. As it was end of the dive season, the visibility was not as good - and gives us a reason to go back to Similan with DiveRACE again … hopefully in Dec 2022
ChingHong K.
I can’t say enough good things about my experience on the DiveRace. The crew were friendly and incredibly efficient. It was as if they anticipated every need before I even thought to ask. The food was not only beautiful but delicious and generous. Our cabin was comfortable and neat as a pin. Special thanks to Erik for bringing me and my husband on some truly magical dives. As a relatively new diver I appreciated Erik’s experience and his feedback along with a healthy dose of good humour. Thanks very much also to dive master and resident medicine woman Eid (sp?) for the helpful hints and her special recipe for ear drops. I hope to see the DiveRace crew again sometime soon. Best wishes for the New Year!
Jessica G.
Good boat with amacing food.
Jussi K
29 Apr to 2 May 22 - LOB Similan. Total 11 dives. Kudos to Eric (cruise director) and the entire DR crew for making the dives interesting, enjoyable and safe. Comfortable boat, delicious food and well organised dives. Thanks DR crew! Looking forward to be onboard again at the end of this year.
Khee Sern K.
Clean & refurbished boat with a lovely lively crew. Meals were mixed cuisine and always tasty. There’s also a masseur onboard! Last but not least, the diving was fantastic! They always planned it in a way to avoid other diving groups, it felt like we had all the phenomenal sites privately for us!
Amin A.
Crew put in a brilliant effort. The food was superb. Boat is excellent and well maintained. Only drawback was that the generator which had to run all day was very noisy at night. Some serious soundproofing is necessary. Would I go aboard again? Yes especially if they fixed the noise.
Andrew B.
This was our first liveaboard experience, and I fear we have been completely spoiled. The staff was always on point in and out of water, a transition always accompanied by a warm towel, a beverage and fruit after each dive. Everything was organized like synchronized clockwork, and each beautifully presented meal was served in a sit down dining fashion that could be the envy of any high end restaurant. Our cabin bed comfortably rocked us to sleep each night, and the private bathroom kept us happily-refreshed by fresh warm water after the longer dives. We were lucky to be with a mature interesting group of professionals (perhaps a benefit of the higher price point), and we learned so much from everyone’s top-notch experience of life under the sea. We will definitely repeat with Lionel and Diverace again. Thank you for an incredible adventure!
Mitchell D.
i had great time here. all staff were very professional and friendly. Dive masters were knowledgable with diving sites. every meals were awesome. nothing to complaint! great memory and perfect staff. definitely want to visit again!!
I definitely recommend this Boat !!
Krzysztof W.
Just an amazing experience on a liveaboard with DiveRACE. You can expect nothing more than newly renovated boat, tidy room, 5* service and good diving with experienced dive masters. What gives this liveaboard an extra is the crew that is super warm, friendly and helpful, but what is the absolute best is the food. It is just delicious, looks like from fine dining restaurant and there is plenty. I can recommend DiveRACE for more than 100%.
Veronika N.
It was the best ever. Foods were excellent. Rooms were wide enough. All staff were very caring. We were lucky to saw manta ray 🙂 hope to see you again guys. Thank you all
Hakan E.
DiveRace is the perfect liveaboard getaway for those who want the luxury yachting experience but don’t want to break the bank. The vessel, refurbished in 2020, was clean and welcoming; the crew could not have been more friendly and accommodating; the food was above a five start restaurant; and, the diving was stunning.Although jammed packed with diving, there was plenty of time to relax and enjoy the time at sea. Each moment of the trip you felt as if you were the only guest aboard. It’s the perfect trip for avid divers who want to get as many dives in as possible.
Nick G.
All staffs are so kind and freindly~ Room is clean and food also delicious 😄
violeta R.
trip was awesome

Step by Step Guide on How to Start Your Scuba Liveaboard Trips

Wanna join us on our next dive trip to Thailand?

  • Jul 2, 2020

    Step 1

    Choose your dates or destinations

    We go to multiple locations that allows you to get wet! Short weekend dive trips or long haul dive trips in Thailand - your choice.

  • Step 2

    Choose your cabin type

    coming as a couple or as friends or even as a solo diver? we have all kinds of cabin types to cater to all needs. Large group that want to do full charter - even better!

  • Step 3

    Make payment

    We know it may be tough to make a full payment at times. Fret not! we have spilt the payment into 3 portions.

    • 10% - to confirm your bookings
    • 40% - within 14 days of your bookings
    • 50% - 60 days before your trip departure date


    • 10% payment (you can change your mind within 24hrs and we will fully refund you)
    • If the trip is less than 60days away, full payment will have to be collected (still got 24hrs to consider)
  • Step 4

    Submit Details

    Can’t remember your passport details? Us too. That is why we give you all the time you need to give us the details. Maybe not ALL the time, but you get what we are saying.

  • Step 5

    Pack your bags and here we go

    make sure to pack your swim wear cause you are going for a HOLIDAY! Just don’t forget the rest of the important stuff too - like your passport.

There is always a 1st time

You won’t regret joining our scuba liveaboard trips. For making that giant stride of faith, enjoy a discount code “NOREGRETS” for your 1st time with DiveRACE.